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, harry reid was reluctant to schedule a clunkers vote that might cause problems for the health reform. supporters say dealers are selling more cars, and the big 3 have upped their market share and the new cars use a lot less gas. >> the initial analysis of a group of the applications shows that the transactions were generating a 61% increase in fuel economy. >> that means less dependence on foreign oil and less greenhouse gas emissions but it's still too much spending for some. >> my children and grandchildren are going to have to pay for these cars and we're helping auto dealers while there are thousand of other small businesses get that are not getting the help. >> in michigan, where 1/5 of the jobs connected to the auto industry, governor granholm admits her state is getting a disproportionate boost. >> i think it's it's sweet justice. >> like today, the prospects of the clunker program got better when california democratic senator dieian feinstein and maine's susan collins announced the mileage improvements are better than skeptics expected and leaders of both parties want to keep
with president obama, majority leader harry reid vowed to press on even in the face of this opposition. >> the american people want health care reform and we're going to do health care reform. in spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings and just throw monkey wrench into everything, we're going to continue to be positive and work hard. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. secretary sebelius, let's take a look at what you encountered in pennsylvania this weekend with senator arlen specter. >> that's a lie! >> secretary, i have to tell you, i went to some of those kinds of town meetings when i worked with senator moynahan, never encountered anything like that. did you expect this? any hint this planned sabotage was out there? >> well, we had had a town hall meeting a couple of weeks ago with four cabinet secretaries in louisiana. and had some similar folks show up with very similar statements and very similar arguments. so it was clear that this is kind of a nationally driven campaign. we knew that something was different in philadelphia
word is president obama wants to billion dollars to keep the program going. harry reid said that he has put forward a bill that would extend the program. that could happen in the next few days. trace: so you drain the oil and that until the engine with two quarts of liquid glass. that is marching orders for mechanics coast to coast, getting rid of the cash for clunkers vehicles. it is designed to make sure that those cylinders never see a spark plug again. this drive to train destruction is from a chemical. if you are a doctor, you would have a hypocritical if. isn't there such thing for mechanics? you are usually fixing these things, but now you are destroying them. how do you feel? >> mixed emotions. some of the thing that we get are too nice to destroy, but in order to keep up with the program, we need to do this. trace: "popular mechanics" came out with a good article saying that a lot of these cars that we are destroying our perfectly good, and could benefit a lot of low income families. >> we have had some people calling in, asking -- they often do donations about cancer for kids,
instituted john fellow is back. penny lee is here. by the way, did you see harry reid's numbers approval rating in the tank. >> but you can't beat him with nobody. somebody has got to stand up. sean: against an unknown state party chair is he losing by six points. >> this election is just young. it is just getting started. he is going to come back. mark my words, is he going to be returning to the state senator from nevada. sean: i'm telling you, is he going to lose. >> i take that with pleasure. sean: these town halls are obviously inspiring the american people and left is lashing out. robert gibbsson 00 today show today trying to blame cable and talk radio. here is what he said. >> we all have something to lose, matt, if we let cable television come to town hall meetings and kill health care reform for another year. what's unproductive is if somebody comes to a town hall meeting and you can't ask your question or your mother can't ask her question because somebody else is yelling. that's what cable tv and the food fight brings to this. sean: only people, john that are yelling here and
harry reid says members of congress will continue to press for a reform, quote, in spite of the loud shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings. republicans say lawmakers have a responsibility to listen to constituents and their concerns. bret. bret: molly, thank you. of all the stumbling blocks to healthcare reform, there may be none more polarizing than abortion. correspondent james rosen reports on the problems facing lawmakers trying to please two very different constituencies. >> perhaps the most contentious issue in american politics over the past 35 years, abortion now threatens to divide senators grasping for a bipartisan compromise on healthcare reform ax key senate negotiator said wednesday lawmakers are trying to steer a middle course. >> there are ongoing discussions with pro life and pro choice groups getting their input, and so that that they are not prepared to reach a conclusion. >> the state court legalized abortions in roe vs. wade in 1973. subsequent statutes have largely prohibited federal funds from being used to subsidize abortions which are covered in
're pushing harder on health care reform. senate majority leader harry reid says they'll rededicate themselves to the causes kennedy championed. he had been working the phones from his sickbed even, trying to push through health care reform. >>> democrats is what one astronaut tweeted after nasa scratched a shuttle launch for the second time. weather was the culprit on tuesday. nasa hopes to launch the shuttle early friday after testing the valve. >>> an airplane flew into washington's restricted air space. get this. it's the very same plane that caused an evacuation of the white house four years ago. a student pilot got within ten miles of raggal national airport yesterday before it was intercepted by coast guard helicopters. i know. makes you shake your head. those are system of the headlines we're working on this morni morning. >>> how's the coffee, huh? i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine. >>> we have to look back at the legacy of senator kennedy. richard lui, it's a long one. you mentioned even from his sickbed he was working, making calls. a fighter to the end. >> that's right. he returne
wearing swastikas. harry reid and then called them on american. -- harry reid then called them un-american. bill: chairman of the republican senate group joins us this morning, your reaction? >> petrilli disappointing and very sad. in fact -- >> it really disappointing and very sad. in fact, democrats in the house were told not to talk on this issue. we were not allowed to send information to our constituents. if anyone is drowning out opposing views, it is the democratic leadership. the real issue is what is in the bill. it is not what the american people want. that is why they are voicing their american concerns. there is nothing on american about voicing -- uun-american for -- there is nothing un- american about voicing concerns. bill: it goes on further. "health care is complex and touches every american. people must be allowed to learn the facts. do you think that the people know what is in that bill? >> i do not believe so. but if the american people had not been speaking out loudly to slow this process down, the bill would have already passed the house. the speaker said tha
that harry reid is considering a plan to break the plan into two parts. put the more expensive reform
majority leader harry reid warned his colleagues they might have to work into their scheduled summer vacation if they don't act before the weekend. so you can bet they will act before the weekend. but even as the program is helping folks in the market for a new car, it appears to be hurting certain charities. you have seen their ads in the newspaper, the ones asking for you to donate your old car. turns out cash for clunkers is a little bit more popular than a tax write-off for clunkers. adam housley is in sun valley, california, with more on that tonight. adam, how much are charities losing? >> shepard, in some cases, 30%, 40%. here at rightway charities in sun valley, a car like this might get $400 in an auction. it will auction off 20 or so cars like this a week. pretty good money going to the local boys and girls clubs and other charities in the area. now they are saying down 30% to 40%. their numbers are dropping significantly which means less money to some of these charities. shepard? shepard: i'm curious about what the specific difference is between cashing in your car and don
're worried about reform. the senate leader harry reid was giving an interview to publication called "the hill" last week when he said the town hall protesters are evil-mongers using lie, innuendo and rumor to drown out rationale debate. i never heard that word before. but the latest poll says 62% of people ask say protesters at town hall meeting are really outraged over the healthcare reform plan. 29% side with reid camp saying they were fake mobs there to put on a show. >> jamie: for those of you who can't get to town hall meeting thousands are trying to speak out via your computer and you're finding it crowded on the internet superhighway. so many people e-mailed the representatives with questions and concerns that the house web servers were overloaded. >> technical personnel warning that it would be unresponsive and slow due to traffic. >> rick: a town hall exchange between doctor from georgia and congressman got heated and it got attention. the doctor challenge congressman on reform plan and the congressman mistakenly challenged the doctor where he was from and what his motives were. this
stimulus bill in 2008 that included almost everything that ended up being in the final stimulus bill. harry reid thanked them for design the final stimulus package that was enacted into law. they brag on their website that they helped design this thing and push it through. glenn: seiu, the labor group, the ones pushing through healthcare. this is acorn/seiu. their vice president is on the board of directors of apollo, correct? >> the president of seiu is on the apollo board of directors. >> tell me where john podesta is on all of this? >> he is on the apollo board and works for the center for the american progress, which sends out the daily marching orders, the talking points to the left side of the blogs and the on-line activists and those organizers out on the street, the acorn and seiu folks get their daily talking points from that center for american progress e-mail. glenn: america, i would like to ask you, barack obama keeps tieing to separate himself from all of these organizations. he's giving speeches and telling us i'm one of you guys, really i'm one of you, but then these organiza
record as a moderate, mainstream judge. and majority leader harry reid criticized republicans for their opposition. >> i'm disappointed not more of my colleagues are likely to vote for this outstanding nominee. in light of her record and qualifications. but maybe in the future things will get better. i am, however, grateful for the respect my colleagues have shown her throughout this process, even those who have said they are not going to vote for her. >> ifill: the confirmation vote is expected to take place on thursday. in economic news, there were two encouraging reports from june. the national association of realtors reported pending home sales were up for a fifth straight month. and the commerce department said consumer spending rose 0.4%. it's been up two months in a row on wall street. the dow jones industrial average gained 33 points to close at 9320. the nasdaq rose more than two points to close at 2011. and still to come on the newshour tonight, foreclosure assistance; a guantanamo update; and containing avian flu. that follows a look at today's white house effort to
're not going to stand here. [ shouting ] >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> but nobody's talking about setting up -- putting 47 million people in a public plan. we don't know that's going to be part of the bill. what we are talking about -- what we are talking about is giving people who don't have health insurance options. >> a direct assault on our personal liberties, our prernl freedom, our personal privacy. you need to open it up to the free markets. you need to get the government the hell out of our way. >> meanwhile, the health care industry is spending tens of billions of dollars to influence the reform debate and the battle is about to get even more fierce. our national political correspondent jessica yellin has that part of the story. >> reporter: here are some staggering numbers. $39 million. that's the amount of money the insurance industry has spent on lobbying since march. $133 million, the amount spent by the rest in the fight for health care reform. >> the frenet
harry reid sayses it will pass. >> we'll pass cash for clunkers. >> when do you think you'll do it. >> before we leave here. >> do you have the people for it? >> yes. >> republican leaders say they won't block the vote. >>> two russian subs have been patrols off the u.s. they have not seen something like it off the cold war. there's no reason for concern. the subs are hundreds of miles away in international waters and u.s. had advance warning that they were coming. >>> flash floods stranded driversing shut down two universities, and put part of churchill downs racetrack under water. police got thousands of 911 calls. >> this is the worst i've ever seen it. >> i would hesitate to say at least 20 feet. 20 feet from the bottom of the trestle to the roadway. >> 80 hospital patients were moved out because of flooding and water outages. some animals did not make it out of a flooded animal shelter. here's meteorologist bob van dillen with what's on top of the weather today. >> good morning, robin. those thunderstorms washed out overnight but new activity popped up around arkansas. you can
, booktv weekend continues in prime time. tonight, julian kent, chris anderson, and harry reid. >> as the health care conversation continues, our health care of it is a key resource. go on line and follow the latest ads in links. keep up-to-date with current events and town hall meetings, even update with your own citizen video. >> this fall, and for the home to america's highest court. from the grand public places to those only accessible by the nine justices, the supreme court is coming first son i in october on c-span. >> "washington journal" continues. host: joining us now, duke university law school professor, scott silliman, talking about the military facility in guantanamo bay. guest: pleasure to be with you. host: what is the status of closing the military facility there? guest: it will be closed by january of next year, according to the president. that means that you have to read it -- relocate the more than 200 detainee's that are still there. the vast majority will never face a criminal trial. the dilemma for the obama administration is where to put these folks. host
to vote today or tomorrow on pumping another $2 billion into the program. majority leader harry reid said it will pass. >> cash for clunkers, we'll pass cash for clunkers. >> when will you do that? >> before we leave here. >> you think ask you the votes for it? >> yes. >> cash for clunkers would eventually perhaps end friday. republican leaders say they will not block this vote. >>> a quebec dad said he's sorry, sort of, for letting his 7-year-old son drive the family car with the rest of the family in the back seat. the father insists nobody was ever in danger. this is video shot from two years ago, but just arrived on youtube and it's a huge hit. the boy is seen driving on a rural road and it's obviously in the rain. there are the wipers going. the father said he was proud of his boy, he put it on the web to impress his friends, but a lot of outrage. police in quebec are investigating. >>> u.s. military is updating its facebook status. drafting new policy on facebook, myspace and twitter. they have banned networking sites, though they allow troops to access them from their own personal
of control spending, spiraling debt and liberalism. a spokesman for senate majority leader harry reid said the group is distorting the truth and engaging in sleazy campaign tactics. >>> time for our i-report of the day. roger savitz shot this video in maine and said these turkeys are hanging out in the road causing a traffic jam. looking cute, though. you give us your views and turkeys. head to cnn.com/robin to learn how you can become an i-reporter. thanks for that. that was cute. >>> if you're annoyed by those pre-recorded robo calls trying to sell you something, some help is on the way for you. many of those calls are being banned by the government. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here and jen, not all robo calls are being banned, though, right? >> yes, but what's that at dinner? what's that? could it be the sound of silence? >> thank goodness. >> a lot less fewer calls. robo calls from companies will not be allowed starting tomorrow. you can still legally get them from charities, politicians and debt collectors, they got exemptions but the ftc says telemarketers must get written
harry reid is confident they will pass the bill. reject all the amendments. so far the senators have said no to four. three more to go. shepard? shepard: wendell goler live at the white house. thanks. the housing crisis now and a dire prediction. almost half of all americans with mortgages, almost half will eventually owe more on their loans than their homes are worth. deutsche bank estimates now it will happen by the start of the year 2011. that's 25 million american homeowners under water on their loans. 48% of all families with mortgages, imagine that being under water. makes it a lot more difficult for borrowers onto modify or change their loans. and even though we have seen some positive reports on home sales in recent weeks. prices do continue to fall. we'll have more business news, including a look at the jobs market coming up in just a few minutes. police say he went on a shooting spree at a health club, then committed suicide. but now it turns out he left behind some messages. >> i wanted to continue immediately to start moving on this. i didn't realize i had that much time.
with patients and doctors in charge not government and insurance companies. tell harry reid we can't afford government-run health care. laura: frank, your thoughts on. this it's off the chart with republicans. it's what they will believe. we already spent trillions of dollars and now we are going to add to our debt? and health care is supposed to be a personal issue. not a health care issue. even the democrats agree with this ad. what works so effectively, laura, is it is not hyperbole. it's not extreme. it's states fact after fact after fact and the american people can follow it. laura: after the news broke that the obama administration underestimated the deficit by a figure of $2 trillion as george will said not a rounding error. that's got to make this even more powerful. as people are seeing these revisions of deficit projections and also the shrinking of the economy that we now see is going to be greater than we thought before. that has to be even more effective. >> it's a simple question, how much is this going to cost? look, the american people do believe that the healthcare system h
's health care plan, all of a sudden this is, as you just heard harry reid say, evil mongering. it does seem that there is kind of a double standard about what constitutes legitimate dissent. gretchen: so do you believe that these war protests potentially are still going on and the media is just not covering them, or is it both that they're not happening anymore because of the change in the white house and so the media is not covering them? >> first of all, a lot of the people who were most passionately against the war in the bush years are a bit quiet about it now. there was a convention about a week ago of people who were big fans of the dailycoast website which is a left wing website. a few years ago it was a hotbed of antiwar act vism. the war really animated this certain group of act vism. activism. there was a poll, what's your priority? one was health care two the environment, at the bottom named by just 1% was stopping the war in iraq and afghanistan so there's less of certainly of antiwar fervor. on the other hand, cindy sheehan, the woman made famous in 2005 when she camped outside
some very critical words for these protesters tuesday. in fact, at one point, harry reid even held up a piece of astroturf today to point out that in his opinion these are not grassroots organizers and that they are in his words phony. he said, quote, we're not going to be sidetracked by people trying to sabotage a civil process. and senator dick dur win, the number-two democrat in the senate, said for the first time in his career there have been all these phone calls to his chicago office, in his words, begging for there to be town hall meetings. he said, quote, they're interested in youtube. they want to get the image across america that somehow congressmen and senators can't defend health care reform, and he went on to say i'm not going to allow myself to get sucker punched here. so, what senators are going to try to hammer home here over the next month when they're in their home states, wolf, is that health care reform is important for all americans, not just for those who are uninsured, but they also want to convince americans who have insurance that this is good for them, that i
, and harry reid has it and under president obama's direction, will use it. in this reconciliation, it's a tool, legal, part of the senate rules, you lower the vote from 60 to 50. now, people are saying on, you can't get enough stuff in there. you can get 80% to 90% of a health care plan in there. the other 10%, 20%, you can legislate inkra mentally. that's easy to do. republican reconciliation will be the vehicle they will use to pass this plan. again, another contrast to 2003, the prescription drug plan, so seniors have affordable access to plans, the far right didn't like it, the left didn't like it, i was in the middle and we pulled the group together and passed it with 60 votes. it can be done if you say we're gb going to listen to everybody. once you say we're going to cram it through with 50 votes, you can only get 50 votes and there's the risk of a big backlash. >> the senator's going to be with us for the rest of the program. we have a lot to talk about, not only with health care but also how we're seeing this ripple through the system and the markets as well. he'll be with us
: what is your prediction as to the reaction from speaker pelosi and harry reid's article yesterday? guest: there are certainly many different opinions. kathleen sebelius was speaking and a woman introduced her, and the minute they introduced her, people were screaming at her and telling her to shut up. there is certainly a hope that we can have several discussions. americans really want to talk about this and the elected representatives want to hear from you. we hope there williwill be robut debate. there is nothing with that, but it needs to be civil. host: wallace, kansas. go ahead. caller: right now the only thing we have to go by concretely, for those opposed were in favor of health-care reform, it is legislation. if we are happy with our present insurance, we will be able to maintain that. yet, if any changes are made to our plan at work, if we have a child, and someone to the policy, or we lose our job, then we would have to factor the effective date of this plan and go with the government option, leaving private insurance to wither on the vine. do you find it perhaps the dis
majority leader harry reid. >> as the health-care conversation continues, c- span's healthcare hobbs is an important resource. go online and follow the latest tweets, video advertisements, and links. keep up with town hall meetings, house and senate debate and even up low your opinion about health care with a citizen video. lobbying, influence, and money. have to use the internet to provide transparency in government. tonight at 8:00 eastern time on c-span to. host: our guest now is jim martin, the founder of the 60 plus association here to talk to us about older americans that health care. when is your group's position on the bills that are out there right now? guest: the proposals that have been put forth, we say first, do no harm. let's not take a wrecking ball to a system that works very well for seniors. we say, do not throw the baby out with the bathwater. quite frankly, this bill is so large and so complicated and so misunderstood and misinterpreted, we have already seen improvements in the proposal, whether it is the public option, that the president has backed away from. we
back and his comments? guest: i think he was spot on. we have harry reid, the senate majority leader, calling the protesters going to these town halls evil-mongers. we have nancy pelosi saying that they are dressed as the nazis and using not he-like tactics to silence people. -- nazi-like tactics. if you go on craigslist on the classified as a new type in obama or reform in most major metropolitan areas under the subsection, you will find the csiu and you will find people being paid $16 per hour to go to these town hall meetings. i don't know if anyone on the right is being paid to show up in this town hall meetings but i guess that you have to be financed by george soros to be a real act of desperation host: host: this caller asks for one republican who is promoting fairness guest: \ guest: many people have suggested and john kerry said he would like to see it come back in place. the democrats are not legislating desperate they are appointed people to the fcc, the body that impose the fairness doctrine that will start to do this again. we're starting to see it, setting local standar
majority leader harry reid decides he wants to use reconciliation. you would have to get over a number of hurdles. it is not clear that the health- care bill can make it over those hurdles that have been set up in the legislative process. the top hurdle is the piece of legislation has to be paid for for five years and has to be a deficit neutral after that. as we have seen, that is not the case with what is on the table right now. trace: what about the political risk? what is the risk of the democrats saying we will go this alone? >> essentially, republicans from that point on would be committing to gumming up the worms. they would be left out of a massive piece of legislation. thereby, they would likely do everything they could do to slow down every other piece of legislation that the democrats are trying to get troops. -- that the democrats are trying to get through. there's a lot that has to be done. the first is funding the 12 appropriations bills that have yet to come out. some of them are still in committee. some of them have to be voted on by the end of october. then you have ca
says people object when harry reid tries to bring up the bill adding more money to the program. it would allot 2 billion north dakota additional -- $2 billion in the subsidy program. mary ann is at a dealership in roswell, georgia. and is it true that they have run out of new cars? >> he said they have 150 new cars left which would qualify for the program. i'm standing in the lot until the clunker -- where the clunkers can be kept and they have to disable the engines. as part of the program they want the vehicles off the road. they are seeing quite a few suvs here at this dealership and as i said, they are running out of inventory. a lot of customers say they are here specifically because they want to get that rebate, they think it sounds like a good plan and we have one of the customers here with us, ed wallace. you came in with your wife and got two vehicles and really wanted to trade in our older vehicle, what happened? >> my avalon didn't qualify because it gets 21-miles to the gallon instead of the 18. we are here and it is classic, i call it a bait and switch, it is a co
to work before their own recess. the gang of six is still trying to negotiate a health care deal. harry reid said moments ago that all that proves is that there are three republicans who are willing to work with democrats. republicans say that that is not really true and they have not really been invited to the table. trace: now to the heat in the country. janice dean. >> some summertime storms firing up across the midwest. there is one sl above missouri and illinois, above quincy, illinois. a severe flood warning in effect. a lot of heavy rain associated. across the southeast, some pop- up showers and storms. excessive heat warnings for parts of oklahoma, where we have triple digits again. trace: wendell goler is at the north lawn. maybe more money for cash for clunkers? >> maybe not. you might do well to buy a car in the next few days. the white house says that the program could be suspended or ended. republicans are using the unexpected popularity to cast doubt on the government estimates on health care reform. there will be talks about how to keep both programs on track. trace: let
going home for the august recess. harry reid says he wants to educate members on the bill that has already been passed by one senate committee and another bill that is going through another senate committee. he wants to educate them so that when they go home, they will know what they are talking about. he also agreed to address these heated discussions that have been going on at town hall of dance. >> the american people want health care reform, and we are going to do that. in spite of theรง loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings, throwing a monkey wrench into everything, we are going to continue to be positive and work hard. >> the senate finance committee is trying to wrap up that bill before they go home and the gang of six will continue their negotiations. they hope to have a bill done before they go home as well. jane: what do the poll numbers look like for how americans think about this plan? >> there is a new poll that talks about health care. it asked respondents, turning to the issue of health care, from what you have heard about president obama's plan
continued to clash with opposition groups in the streets. and senate majority leader harry reid says he now has the votes needed to pasch the cash for clunkers measure despite worries about the legislation, top republicans also say the incentive will likely be extended. >> back to the north korean story let's read what dowd wrote in "the new york times" this morning. let the big dog run. despite actually i've got -- all right. i was looking at another part of the op-ed we have numbered as "i." despite decades of bipartisan rhetoric about not negotiating with terrorists john bolton wrote it seems the obama administration has chosen not only to negotiate but to send a former president to do so. but, and this is erin's point, bill clinton will bring back valuable information about kim's mental and physical health and she says if we had that information about saddam we would have known he was trying to bluff his neighbors and no need for our shock and awe. >> why do they do it now, to the point maureen made about bill upstaging hillary? i mean, hillary is doing a major african tour, it's the fo
by friday, the money now available runs dry. senate majority leader, harry reid, warned colleagues if they don't vote by friday, he may keep them in session until they do. that would mean they would miss at least part of their august vacation. ask your questions. joining us live, transportation secretary, ray lahood and chief business correspondent, ali velshi. mr. secretary, let's start with you. as you can imagine, we have a lot of questions for you today. this was a very popular program as soon as it began. doug johnson said, cash for clunkers is nice for people with old cars. how does this not just cost the rest of us billions to buy the new cars? >> well, look at. the program was truly designed to get gas-guzzling cars off the road and to get feel into more fuel efficient automobiles and to be a life line for the automobile industry. both of those goals have been accomplished. the lion's shares of the cars being bought, the average miles are 25 miles a gallon and the older one thars bei older ones that are being traded in are ones that get much better mileage. those goals have
-doing nazis that harry reid and nancy pelosi disparagingly try to portray them as. they are very concerned about the long arm of government reaching in and making huge changes to a health care system that is the best in the world. jon: jehmu, rasmussen reports took a poll of the american people. here are the numbers they came up with. when asked which would be better, passage of the bill working its way through congress or no health care reform passed by congress this year, 35% like the bill that's kind of being formed. 54% said don't do it. i mean, doesn't that suggest that the political winds are aligned against the president and the administration on this one? >> well, i think it's funny because i have worked on a number of campaigns. to say what i'm about to say is probably not good. this poll is being controlled by the millions of dollars that the insurance companies have poured into their methods. they don't want any sort of reform. they don't want to be forced to have competition. they want a man in a suit to get in between a decision that me and my doctor are going to make. so yes,
, the transportation secretary called the program a huge boost for the economy. senate majority leader harry reid says he believes there are sufficient votes to get the additional $2 billion approved before the senate goes on summer recess. a recent study finds that the country's seven biggest rail transit operators have about $50 billion in a net capital needs. the house has approved and the senate is considering a request to give washington, d.c.'s metro $150 billion next year. they named the lack of money the metro's biggest problem. they say that service as willis said he will decline if they do not receive funding not yet that follows the crash that killed nine passengers. politicos says that the former inspector general was paid more than $310,000 in exchange for his signature on a separation agreement limiting what he can say about the circumstances of his sudden departure earlier this summer. republican senator chuck grassley says he is wary of the government-controlled companies use of the non-disclosure comment. finally, a top russian general says that russia has no intention of returning u.
on the economy, current events and politics. monday night jillian, chris anderson and harry reid. >> "washington journal" continues. host: now from pittsburgh, suzy madrik. she's coming to us from pittsburgh where they have just concluded next roots nation. the national convention of liberal bloggers and activists. first, suzy, where did you come up with the name "suburban gorilla" how did that happen? guest: when i was a newspaper editor and columnist, i wrote a column for an area in pennsylvania. it is considered the republican counterpart to the democratic regime. i liked the idea, it was suburban and guerilla. they weren't used to people taking pops at them. host: tell us about next roots nation and what is going on up there the past week. guest: i skip most of the panels because this is an opportunity for me to meet and talk with and network with these people. the online colleagues i'm in contact with throughout the rest of the year. there are all kinds of great panels for people who aren't bloggers, all kinds of information about how to be effective some your community, how to get things d
harry reid. >> being, influence, and money. on monday ellen miller on how they use the internet to provide transparency in government. >> this fall, enter the home to america's highest court, from the grand public places to those only accessible by the nine justices. the supreme court, coming the first sunday in october and c- span. -- on c-span. "washington journal" continues. host: martin and annelise anderson join us this morning with their book. good morning. guest: hello. host: thank you for being with us so early from california. guest: for many years, 20 years ago and when reagan left, he did a lot of things -- a lot of things he did were really good, especially in nuclear weapons and cold war and on stuff like that, but most people were always puzzled by reagan. how did you do these things? who was working for him, pulling his strings, things like that? we had worked with break in for some time. it has been a puzzle as to exactly what happened. recently, we were able to get the classified documents. once we had them and looked at them we saw what was happening. the book
president bill clinton admin stragsz officials and nevada senator harry reid are meeting with alternative energy leader necessary las vegas, that as the second national clean energy summit. organizers plan to define agenda to push clean energy and create jobs. former vice president al gore also expected to make an appearance. >> and finally, the "wall street journal" says the gulfstream and boeng jets are as good as dead and bipartisan opposition is emerging in the senate to the plan. democratic senator mfkkaskill says it it is evidence that the cynicism about washington is well placed. that people get out of touch and spend money like it it is monopoly money. those are the latest headlines on c-span radio. not merely to represent -- misrepresent that insurance reform legislation but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue. these tactics -- tactics have included hanging in effigy one democratic member of congress and maryland and protesters holding a sign displaying a tombstone. saying, just say no. vitter op ed continue
the people but actually leaders and the house from man to pose a to harry reid and things leaders have said about bush and not once but did bush ever complain or said anything about his opposition. the fact that had a shoe thrown at him, and posts like huffington post and moveon.org -- i wish people would get away from the name calling on all of the stuff altogether which blind and kind of distracts us from the issue at hand which is the issue that is being debated now, cap-and-trade, whether it is health care, or whatever. stop being so emotional about political things, whether it is barack obama or the republicans, we should not take glee in uplifting a mere man. it is about the greatness of this country and the things we need to do to help and continue to make this country the greatest nation in the world. host: the word is out from scotland. you know there was going to be a decision as to whether or not the lockerbie bombing would be free on compassionate grounds because he has prostate cancer. the associated press just ran this, scotland's justice minister has freed the terminally ill
unions which are a big factor didn't want this. harry reid said he didn't want this. that's why it doesn't exist. there's a case to be made for taxing "cadillac plans." ahead of goldman sax. >> that's actually the royals royce plans. they are such a tiny part. caller: as an independent, i feel both parties are going down the road. what should happen is you should designate who is universal. 18-64. from there, you establish a health saveings account for each person and attach their children under 18 to each one of those. you take the medicare money that's going out. the $260 billion a year and credit that to each person 18-64. from there, their employer, whatever they are kicking in can also be credited to that account. host: financing healthcare. complicated stuff here. what's the best approach? >> it is really tough. on financing medicare, it has been a successful program but not one that has done much to obtain cost. it has actually been a cost driver. it has proved to be completely impossible to rid of waste and high expense and wasted views. each time the government tries to put in
to my husband and child. we need to get this president impeached. nancy pelosi -- barney frank, harry reid -- we need to get those people out of there. stop these people from doing what they are fixing to do to us. we are doomed. host: melissa, who did you vote for last year? caller: john mccain. i'm 57 years old and will never vote democrat again as long as i live. my family were democrats and will never vote democrat again. this president is a fraud, a liar. he is going to kill us. a socialist country -- look what he is doing. you have not seen anything yet. it breaks my heart to know what is going to happen to us. host: thanks for that call from mississippi. here is another article where it says that ben bernanke is being asked to stay on. good morning. caller: yes, it is remarkable and i cannot believe progress has been made over the last seven months pena when barack obama, our president, i did not know what to expect when he made his appointments. but he put a team together that it is unbelievable the progress that has been made. i received a tax cut, reduced my monthly mortgage
yesterday? guest: i think he was bought on. we have harry reid collins protesters going to these town halls evil mongers. nancy pelosi is saying that they are using nazi-like tactics to silence people. meanwhile, what we reported on, if you go to craigslist can you type in obama and reform, in most cities, you will find seiu, and acorn, and other organizations asking for your help. i guess you have to be subsidized by george soros to be a real activist. host: this is another one, a twitter from a viewer -- guest: nancy pelosi has talked about it. barney frank has been up front with it. what the democrats are doing is not actually legislating in, but there are appointing people to the sec that will start to do this again. we are already seeing, setting local standards and community panels that local radio and tv stations have to be responsible to. this is a way to bring pressure on media outlets to get them to not their views than generally liberal activists do not like. host: delray beach, florida. good morning. caller: i was wondering, when i heard nancy pelosi call people nazis -- and i a
to produce a bipartisan deal for the question is, what happens if they don't get that deal? harry reid is downplaying the talk but charles schumer, another democratic leader, suggested earlier this week that this is clearly on the table. i think it is something we will be talking about a lot when congress gets back. host: congressional update for the next 25 minutes or so with manu raju of the "political." the numbers are on the screen. our first call comes from souter -- citrus heights, california. randy online for republicans. caller: good morning, great job as usual. my comment this morning -- i am reading from paul krug in today in my local newspaper and i heard from bill mahr last night that the only reason that americans are angry right now that these well-pressed white americans that showed that these meetings are angry is because they are racist. that seems to be the default position for this administration. if someone does not agree with the policies, they are obviously racist. people have legitimate concerns about this. they are spending way too much money, they don't know ho
suits ran -- were in. i do not think you should add nancy pelosi and harry reid's faces on mount rushmore. liberals may see obama's presidency as the second coming, but given his policies, i would not count on a second term coming. [applause] thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. your very well dressed. now the fun starts. we have questions. you are already lined up. >> my name is courtney, and i am from the community college outside of box build tennessee. what is your next book, and as a going to be as good as your last book? >> they're all my children. i think they are also good. the next book is top-secret for now. i have to observe democrats a little bit longer. >> thank you. >> i go to college in arizona. in light of the recent battle tail light at the white house, if americans dismiss this, you think the current administration has the potential to overthrow our democracy? i am not seeing much difference between our government asking its citizens to report fission material -- fishy material and the nazi party asking people to turn into those who oppose them. >> i woul
harry reid has given max baucus a september 15 deadline for an agreement. don hewitt, who invented "60 minutes" died today. he was 86. cbs news as he died of pancreatic cancer at his bridgehampton home. his death came one month after that of fellow cbs newsman walter cronkite. we will have an interview with don hewitt at 7:00 p.m., eastern. we talk in 2001 about his memoirs. you can see that interviewed here on c-span. >> this fall, enter the home to america's highest court. from the grand public places to those only accessible by the nine justices, the supreme court is coming the first sunday in october on c-span. >> maryland representative elijah cummings recently hosted a town hall about veterans' issues. veterans of wars from vietnam to iraq spoke about their problems and concerns. issues discussed included health care, employment, and readjusting to society after military service. this runs about one hour and a half. behalf of the board of directors, staff, and students, we want to welcome our special guest to our program. to tell you a little bit about congressman comiummings, he
with a number of senate is yet to speak, majority leader harry reid is confident a final confirmation vote will take place this week. also possible, an infusion of funds for the cash for clunkers program and work on a bill promoting u.s. tourism. more live senate coverage at 5:00 p.m. eastern when the gavel comes down on c-span2. we have lots of information on the sonia sotomayor nomination available. the can watch videos of the senate debate. a confirmation hearing with the senate judiciary committee and various speeches she had some given and conference that she has participated in. you can read her written answers to questions from the judiciary committee. that is all available at c-span.org. as the senate continues in their break. we will show you more from washington journal with a chat we had this morning with senator jim rich, republican from idaho. >> host: let's start with one of the big topics, you have said he will oppose her nomination. why is that? >> guest: for the exact same reason president obama opposed the two nominations he voted on. she was kind enough to spend a consid
do not think you should add nancy pelosi and harry reid's faces on mount rushmore. liberals may see obama's presidency as the second coming, but given his policies, i would not count on a second term coming. [applause] thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. your very well dressed. now the fun starts. we have questions. you are already lined up. >> my name is courtney, and i am from the community college outside of box build tennessee. what is your next book, and as a going to be as good as your last book? >> they're all my children. i think they are also good. the next book is top-secret for now. i have to observe democrats a little bit longer. >> thank you. >> i go to college in arizona. in light of the recent battle tail light at the white house, if americans dismiss this, you think the current administration has the potential to overthrow our democracy? i am not seeing much difference between our government asking its citizens to report fission material -- fishy material and the nazi party asking people to turn into those who oppose them. >> i would not worry about that with
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